A 40-year-old female employee at a Yoshinoya beef bowl restaurant in Nagoya City was threatened with a knife early Thursday morning, before handing over about 30,000 yen, police said Friday.
The man, dressed in black and wearing a black beanie, entered the store at around 3.30 a.m. and ate two large bowls of beef on rice and had two bowls of miso soup. When the employee came to take the bill, which came to 1,260 yen, the man suddenly pulled out a knife from a plastic bag and threatened her with it, demanding she hand over some cash. The employee gave him about 30,000 yen and the man then left the restaurant, fleeing the area on his bicycle.
The man covered his face with a mask just before the attack but security cameras in the store recorded footage of his face, police said, adding there were no other customers in the store at the time nor were either of the two staff injured.© News reports